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From Thailand to Laos and Back in One Day

One day, four of us were sitting around in Khon Kaen (Thailand) when we decided to take a day trip across the border into Laos. I’d never been to Laos before, plus I needed to renew my visa, so I figured “why not”.

Laos (also spelt “Lao”) is officially referred to as the “Lao People’s Democratic Republic”. Laos is located along the side of the Mekong river. The country is bordered by Burma and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south and Thailand to the west.

So we jumped in the car and headed north to Nong Khai. Nong Khai is the nearest Thai town to the Laos capital – Vientiane. It’s about 22 kilometres from Nong Khai to Vientiane. From Nong Khai you can enter Laos via the Thai/Laos Friendship Bridge.

When we arrived at the border (the Thai side of the Friendship Bridge), we were told that we couldn’t take our car across the border. This is because it was a hire car. So we had to take a bus across the Thai/Lao Friendship Bridge (20 baht), then hire another bus/minivan once we arrived in Lao.

To enter Laos, we needed to get a tourist visa on arrival. So it was the usual process of getting stamped out of Thailand by the Thai immigration, then applying (and paying $35 USD) for a visa before entering Laos via Laos immigration. The visa fee is different depending on your nationality. Also, you have the option of paying in Thai baht. However, if you choose to pay in Thai baht, you will pay a lot more due to the Laos immigration’s practice of using a really bad exchange rate (or really good exchange rate, depending on whether you’re Lao immigration or the tourist!).

We hired a van and the guide took us to Vientiane and back to the border at a cost of about 1200 THB. The rain started falling as soon we got in the the bus. The driver was hell-bent on taking us to a bunch of duty-free shops. Obviously he gets a kick-back from any purchases that we make. We told him we weren’t interested and wouldn’t be buying anything. Said he understood but if we could just go in anyway and then he’d show us the temple we wanted to see. So two of us walked in then turned around and walked out again. Our driver was bamboozled as to why we didn’t buy anything. So we continued on our way. We were then informed that the temple that we wanted to check out closes before 12 noon every day. We found out later that the temple is open from 8am to 5pm every day…

Anyway we managed to pick up some dried buffalo skin for cheap so all was not lost. Many Laotians and some Thais find them delicious!

We ended up back in Nong Khai eating dinner alongside the Mekong river.

So in a nutshell, we drove several hours from Khon Kaen to Nong Khai, hopped over the border, viewed Laos from the inside of a minivan, then within a couple of hours, hopped back over Thailand. If you like to waste your money on nothing in particular, you should try this too!

Mind you, I did get another 15 days on my tourist visa when I re-entered Thailand so from that perspective, mission accomplished.

The above trip was in 2011. Fortunately I’ve been back to Vientiane since then  and loved it. Stayed a few nights and I’m looking forward to doing this again for my next border run.







Saint Thomas in the Caribbean

Photo of a school of fish at Magens Bay in Saint Thomas

School of fish at Magens Bay in Saint Thomas

Saint Thomas is part of the US Virgin Islands, which are located in the Caribbean. Other islands that make up the US Virgin Islands include Saint John, Saint Croix and Water Island.

Saint Thomas has many islands around. And beautiful scenery from the ocean to the top of the hill. Today, millions of tourists from around the world flock to St Thomas.

The main town centre consists of jewellery shops, jewellery shops, and… jewellery shops! The main reason for all these jewellery shops that, like other caribbean islands, these luxury items are all tax free in St Thomas. If you’re looking for diamonds or other gemstones, you can find a bargain in St Thomas.

We went out to the beach called Magens Bay. Recognised as one of the world best beaches as selected by National Geographic magazine.

The best time to visit this beach is in the morning before lunch time. That is because it’s the best time to see the schools of fish. There were so many fish swimming around with us. I’d never seen so many fish like this so close to the shoreline before.

A big fish, about 80 centimetres long, was swimming around people trying to eat the smaller fishes. Some people thought it was a shark! We could even see the fish when we were sunbathing on the sand.

Another place of interest is Blackbeard’s Castle. Blackbeard’s Castle is an historic castle near the main township. It’s all about Blackbeard – the famous pirate in Caribbean. Blackbeard’s Castle can be reached by walk up 99 steps to the top along the way.

After our half-day excursion, we waited for our boat trip back to the cruise liner. Maybe next time we’ll stay a bit longer.

How to Find Short-Term Rental Accommodation in New Zealand

One thing I’ve noticed with New Zealand is that it can be quite difficult finding cheap short-term rental accommodation (as it can also be in Australia).

By “short-term rental” I’m referring to stays of say, one or two weeks, to possibly several months (but less than the usual 6 to 12 months that most landlords require).

This is in contrast to countries like Thailand, where many (if not most) accommodation providers offer rates for daily, weekly, and monthly stays.

In New Zealand, your short-term rental options usually consist of the following:

  • Pay the nightly rate multiplied by the number of nights
  • Try to negotiate a lower rate with the accommodation provider
  • Go through a real estate agent and sign up for a 6 month (or 12 month!) lease

Pay the nightly rate multiplied by the number of nights

While this option can work well for shorter stays, it can become very expensive if you plan to stay more than a few weeks at the same location. Hotels/motels rarely charge less than $120 per night (more like $140 per night and higher) so multiplying that by say, 21 days, will cost you more than $2,500.

Of course, you can always save money by staying in a camping ground. A small cabin at a camping ground could be as low as $50 or $60 per night. And if you bring your own caravan, campervan, or even tent, your accommodation bills can be reduced quite considerably.

Try to to negotiate a lower rate with the accommodation provider

This is something you should probably always try to do when staying longer than a few nights at the same location. I always ask the accommodation provider if they offer discounts for longer stays. They usually ask “how long” and I reply with something like “maybe weeks, maybe months… depends on the discount”!

Some providers advertise lower rates for longer term stays but most don’t. If you plan on staying several months, ask if they offer a monthly rate.

The season can make a big difference on the price you pay and whether you can secure a large discount on your accommodation.

For example, I’m currently paying $350 per week for a fully furnished holiday cottage in Nelson, which usually goes for $240 per night. Mind you, I had to sign a 9-month lease, but the lease allows me to cancel at any time by giving 3 weeks notice. I found this place online before I arrived in New Zealand and emailed the owner asking if they offer discounts for longer term stays of several months or more. I was surprised when he provided me with a link to the TradeMe website advertising it for $350 per week (utilities extra).

In case you don’t know, the TradeMe website is one of New Zealand’s most popular websites. It’s a buy/sell website and also includes real estate rentals.

Go through a real estate agent and sign up for a 6 month (or 12 month!) lease

If you’re comfortable with this option, you could pay as little as a few hundred dollars per week for a two or three bedroom house in a good location. Perhaps less for an apartment.

However, there are several problems with going the real estate agent route.

First of all, you need to be able to commit to staying for the full 6 months (or 12) that you sign on the lease. If you’re only staying a few months, you’d best not go down this route – unless you can find a landlord who’s willing to allow you to sign a shorter lease (probably won’t be easy).

Also, most properties offered through real estate agents are non-furnished. This means you’ll need to buy a bed, fridge, lounge suite, kitchen table, washing machine, etc etc. This is just not feasible if you’re only here on holiday. OK, some rental properties are offered fully furnished, but then you’ll run into the next issue.

You’ll need to complete an application form (once you’ve inspected the place).  This application is then presented to the landlord (along with any other applications) and the landlord will choose whichever he/she thinks is the best fit. If you’re only in NZ on holiday, this could cause some problems. If you have no rental track record in NZ this could cause problems.

One way around this issue could be to offer to pre-pay the full 6 months in advance. But then that’s a risk you’d need to be willing to take…


While finding short-term rental accommodation in New Zealand can be quite difficult, a little bit of effort can achieve positive results. Just be prepared to spend some time researching the market before you arrive at your destination. And don’t be afraid to fire off those emails asking for discounts!

Railay Beach Krabi, Thailand

Railay Beach is in the Krabi province in southeast of Thailand. Some people spell Railay Beach as “Railey Beach”, “Railee Beach”, or even “Raylee Beach”. Near Ao Nang in Krab, it is surrounded by many small beautiful islands.

Take away food

Water taxi, LongTail Boat. Krabi

How to access to Railay Beach?

Although Railay Beach is on the mainland, it is surrounded by limestone cliffs and isn’t accessible by road. Most people get to Railay by taking a boat from either Krabi, Koh Phi Phi, or Phuket.

We arrived in Railay Beach on a beautiful day. We started from Phi Phi Islands by boat. I was excited to be on my way to the next destination and wondered what it was going to be like.

When we arrived at Railay Beach it was low tide, so the boats had to anchor about 100 metres away from the shore! So we had to jump off and carry our personal bags through the mud before starting our search for accommodation. That was going to be fun while carrying our 25 kg luggage!

Nightlife in Railay Beach

Railay Beach is not the place to go if you’re looking to party. There are plenty of other options in Thailand for that. But Railay Beach does have a small number of “chill out” style bars that are perfect for enjoying a relaxing drink by the sea.

You can watch the sunset on the West Railay before heading across to the East side, where there’s a greater selection of bars. If you keep walking north along the East side, you’ll eventually end up at the last bar. From memory, the name of that bar is “The Last Bar” so you can’t miss it!

World famous rock climbing, Railay Beach Thailand

The following day everything was peaceful. We got up the next morning and decided to go for walk. It was really different from the previous day. The mud was gone and the tide was now very close to the buildings along the East beach. We were knee deep in the water as we walked along the sidewalk.

The water were a little bit above my knees. As we can see is the rock claim up there, Now I real like this is the world famous beach for international rock claim.

While we walk pass and on the way to another side of the mountain. It have a lot of monkeys near by. So I try to walk pass quickly as possible.

Suddenly we got to the place, is the one a lot people were talking about. I very impress with stunning of the Railay Beach. As while we lay on the white sand beach enjoy saw people do kayak, so we can see some people claim up and down from the hopping mountain as well.

Railay Beach, Krabi Thailand

The most past of my enjoyable of this trip is our restaurant is in the water. It’s set up by the long tail boat. We can oder the Thai famous food or fruit salad from there and enjoy the our swim.

Or catch the long tail for sign seeing or back to The main town Krabi as well

Antigua in the Caribbean

Antigua in the Caribbean

Antigua was the first stop on our 10 night Caribbean cruise.

Our ship arrived first thing in the morning and we could see the colourful view from a long way. The first thing I saw is the many colourful buildings located around the island. Some houses are painted more than two colours which gave me an idea of the character of the Caribbean.

Once we’d disembarked from our ship, we were surrounded by taxi drivers/tour operators wanting our business. We decided to take a tour in a minivan, shared with others. The taxi driver told us that his name is “Choc” – short for “Chocolate” because he loves chocolate so much.

We visited Nelson’s Dockyard, Shirley Heights and Dow’s Hill Interpretation Centre it also contained historic ruins and a display of 18th-century artifacts from the island.

It was really beautiful place. As far I could see, a lot of tropical fruits and vegetables are grown in Antigua. The taxi explained how they grow crops such as bananas and pineapples. Some people thought that pineapples were  grown from tall trees, but saw that this isn’t the case! They are actually grown as small plants in the ground – less than knee high!

We visited a nice lookout too and we could see houses from famous people such as Eric Clapton and Oprah Winfrey.

When the tour finished, we decided to thank “Choc” by giving him some chocolate. That put a huge smile on his face!

The marina is located in the main town. We started searching for an Internet cafe and finally found one. It had no air conditioner. Just one fan and about 5 desktops in a small room with very hot temperature. But never mind, at least we were able to get internet for much cheaper than the ship charges.

Final trip to the pier, we checked out some of the the duty free shops. But the most important thing to do before getting back on the boat was to try the local beer! And it was very refreshing!

Cayman Islands

Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman is probably the most famous beach in the Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands is located in the Caribbean, south of the United States. It takes almost 10 hours to fly from London airport. This is my first time in the Cayman Islands but I hope it’s not my last!

The reason I say this is that the Cayman Islands are among the most beautiful islands on earth. On Grand Cayman, the white sand beach called Seven Mile Beach is one place I can easily lie down all day watching the day go past. The water is so calm, clear and crystal blue. Good to do some snorkelling just at the front beach. Others are off diving. All the small and colourful fish seem to be happy to see us.

Postcard From Hell

One day we took a trip to Hell and back. Hell is a suburb of Grand Cayman with funny looking rock that looks like what some would imagine hell would look like. Hell has its own post office, so many tourists like to send their friends a postcard from Hell.

Local Wildlife

While sight seeing or walking around, we can see that Cayman Island has a lot of Iguanas. There are also a lot of different lizards running around. Some times they don’t want to give way to you while you walk past.

Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman is home to the capital city of the Cayman Islands, Georgetown. You could drive around Grand Cayman in a day if you wish. As you drive, you’ll see big mansions built along the side of the beaches. You can also check out the botanic gardens, located near the centre of Grand Cayman. There are also a few picnic places by the beaches too.

Duty Free Shopping

Cayman Islands is a place where you can buy a lot of duty free diamonds and other jewelry. It’s amazing how many diamond shops there are. On Grand Cayman, most, if not all of these jewelry shops are located in Georgetown. They cater mainly to the cruise ship passengers, who disembark at the port in Georgetown. Like many other Caribbean islands, there are no taxes on many items, so luxury items such as jewelry can be much cheaper than other countries.

Best Places in New Zealand

Photo of Remarkables in Queenstown, New Zealand

Remarkables in Queenstown, New Zealand

Everybody says that New Zealand is a very beautiful country. That is definitely true. The pure, natural environmental is great.

I could not believe it. My dream to visit New Zealand suddenly happened at 3pm on Friday, 14th of January 2011, when our plane landed at Auckland airport. January is the summer time in New Zealand. During this trip, we travelled around both the South Island and North Island, which took us about one month to complete. During that time we saw some of the best places in New Zealand.

New Zealand has spectacular scenery and I have many fond memories of this country. We travelled around New Zealand by hire car, which I think worked out to be the perfect choice.

Below are some of the best places in New Zealand.

Queenstown and the Mt Remarkables

Queenstown, New Zealand is a busy town. There are a lot of visitors every day. And there is snow in winter. We did stay here for a couple of nights. This place has so many things around, the big beautiful lake at the a front and surround by many mountains. Queenstown is considered to be the best place in New Zealand for adventure activity.

Rob Roy Glacier Track

Rob Roy Glacier track is in Wanaka, New Zealand. We stayed at Wanaka for a couple days to wait to walk the Rob Roy Glacier track. We were wishing for a clear sky day and finally we got one!

Pancake Rocks

Pancake Rocks are located in the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island. The incredible rock shapes have been carved out by the ocean and wind.

Picton Town

Located at the top of the South Island, Picton is the place to catch the Interislander ferry to Wellington on the North Island. Picton is surrounded by nice scenery and is I pleasant place to wait for your ferry to the North Island.

Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo is a very nice place. The lake is very light blue colour. We were stayed at the Peppers Bluewater Resort across the road from the lake. This resort has a spectacular view of Lake Tekapo.

Milford Sound

Milford Sound is located in the south-west corner of the South Island. This place has dramatic scenery and is well worth the long drive or boat trip in. Milford Sound is also the location of one of the most popular walking tracks in the world – the Milford Track.

Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand’s smallest national park. It’s also one of New Zealand’s most popular national parks. It contains the popular Abel Tasman Coast Track which follows the coast around some beautiful beaches. Abel Tasman National Park is not far from Nelson city – near the top of the South Island.

Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier is located on the west coast of the South Island. The place is beautiful and is very popular with the tourists. The Glacier is so crystal blue beautiful waiting for tourists visit.


Rotorua is the located in the North Island of New Zealand. This place is very famous for it’s thermal activity which includes mud pools and geysers rushing out of the ground. Rotorua is considered by many to be one of the best places in New Zealand for body therapy due to the healing powers of its mud.

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Photo of Longtail boat at Tonsai Bay in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Longtail boat at Tonsai Bay in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Koh Phi Phi is located in the Krabi Province in Southern Thailand. This time we departed from Patong Beach in Phuket. Just bought a ticket from the agency. The ticket included pick up from our hotel in Patong, and the boat trip to Koh Phi Phi.

Koh Phi Phi, also referred to simply as “Phi Phi”, is a beautiful tourist destination which consist of six islands. The largest island is Koh Phi Phi Don, which is the only inhabited island out of the six. “Koh” (sometimes spelt “Ko”) is the thai word for “Island”.

People don’t need cars on Koh Phi Phi. Walking is the main means of transport. There are a few scooters around but they’re not used in the main tourist area. On the island, it’s all about the simple life. They don’t need big condominiums or shopping malls. It’s all low-rise and mini-marts on Koh Phi Phi.

Phi Phi is a very good place to relax after a long journey from the mainland. Many bars, restaurants and Thai massage shops are around, or hire a long tail boat and visit the small islands around. Koh Phi Phi Leh is a popular island for snorkelling and day trips. One of the highlights of Phi Phi Leh is Maya Bay, a beautiful beach which was made famous by the movie “The Beach” featuring Leonardo Dicaprio.

Photo of Tonsai Bay at Koh Phi Phi Don

Tonsai Bay at Koh Phi Phi Don

Phi Phi has many accommodation options, ranging from backpackers to the luxury resorts. We stayed at Phi Phi Banyan Villa, which is one of the hotels on the Tonsai Bay side. This is the side where the boats come in and dock  at Tonsai Pier. At the front of the hotel, there was very big restaurant, and the food was delicious. This was also where we had our complimentary breakfast each morning. I also liked the idea of the hotel gym with its awesome view over Tonsai Bay.

We took a trip to Koh Phi Phi Leh, including Maya bay, on one of the long tail boats. It was shared with other tourists so it cost about 250 THB each. On the way stopped for snorkelling and sightseeing. We swam with the colourful fish. It was amazing!

Kho Phi Phi is a paradise for diving. And many companies offer to take whoever is interested to go around and show the marine life under of the ocean.

One day we walked up to the view point on the hill. It has a really spectacular view as we can see the sandy beaches on both sides of the island.

Photo of the view from the "Viewpoint" on Koh Phi Phi Don

View from the "Viewpoint" on Koh Phi Phi Don

In the afternoon we walked across to the other side of Kho Phi Phi, ordered wine and pizza, and sat on the beach while watching the sunset.

And on another night we went to watch the Thai Boxing at the Reggae Bar. It was funny to see the tourists get up and try to box each other while they were drunk. At least they get a free “bucket” of cocktails for their efforts.

Accommodation in Australia

Photo of Rae’s on Watego’s at Byron Bay

Rae’s on Watego’s at Byron Bay is one example of luxury accommodation in Australia - definitely not for the budget conscious traveller

There are many options for accommodation in Australia. Which option you choose will probably depend on your budget, and how long you intend to stay in Australia. While the price of accommodation in Australia can be different, depending on which part of Australia you stay, I hope to give you a general idea of what to expect.

Here are some of the main options for accommodation in Australia:

Share House

Share house is not a bad idea if you are staying in a place for a longer term. Share houses usually cost much less than other types of accommodation. The cost for a share house can be $70-$160 per week, per person depend where you like to stay. If you stay a long way from the city, it will usually cost less.

One advantage of staying in a share house is that you can meet many friends and be exposed to different languages. You can also save a lot of money, and learn to live by yourself. Many people learn to cook from staying in a share house.

To find a share house, look for advertisements in the local newspaper. And make sure you inspect the share house before making any agreement with the owner/landlord. Try to look at as many as you can before making a decision on where to stay.


A homestay is a form of tourism and/or study abroad program that allows the visitor to rent a room from a local family to better learn the local lifestyle as well as improve their language ability.

Students generally arrange a homestay with their school or educational institution, but they can also find a home through their own friend network if they prefer. Homestays allow the host family to earn extra income.

Homestays can cost around $250-$300/week/person or more.

Rent a Unit or Apartment

This kind of accommodation is more suited for people who have a permanent job or a higher income than most students or backpackers.

The cost depends on location and how luxurious the apartment is. Starting price would be around $150/week/person for a one bedroom apartment. It’s not uncommon to pay over $1,000 per week for a two or three bedroom apartment with a view in a good location.

To rent a unit or apartment, you usually need to sign a long term contract for at least 6 months, so it’s only for those who want to base themselves in one location.

Getting this type of accommodation is quite difficult because you usually have to send an application to the landlord, then wait for as long as 1 or 2 weeks to see if your application has been approved. To make things even more difficult, you usually need to provide contact details for your past two or three landlords so that they can find out what sort of tenant you are.

Hotel Accommodation

With hotel accommodation, you can just book in where ever you feel like staying. There are many hotel options all over Australia and it’s a matter of choosing one that satisfies your preferences. Hotels in Australia can be quite expensive. They can be anywhere from $80 per night to $400 or more.

Caravan parks

A cheaper alternative to hotel accommodation is to stay at a caravan park. When we think of a caravan park, we often think of tents and caravans. But most caravan parks also offer cabins, so you don’t have to bring your own tent or caravan.

This style of accommodation is much cheaper than staying at a hotel, but you do need to accept the condition of the caravan park. You shouldn’t expect luxury while staying at a caravan park, but having said that, some caravan parks in Australia do offer hotel-style accommodation for quite a reasonable price. Also, some caravan parks provide heavy discounts for long term stays.

Caravan parks usually provide you with a shared kitchen and a shared bathroom and toilet. But if you pay extra for a fully self contained cabin, you’ll get your own kitchen and bathroom.

Cairns Australia and Things to Do

Cairns is a tropical city, located in Far North Queensland, Australia. The climate is tropical and it is usually very warm and humid throughout most of the year. Being a tourist city, Cairns has a lot of visitors. Many people want to stay longer, probably because it’s such a relaxing place and has every thing you need.

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the main attraction for many tourists around the world. Not just because it beautiful but also the largest barrier reef in the world as well. Actually, it’s also the world’s largest natural feature. It’s a paradise for diving and snorkeling. Some couples love it so much, they even choose to get married here – under the ocean!

Underwater weddings are legal in Australia. The wedding professional will provide information to the couple. It’s a great and wonderful thing to do.


The Kuranda Scenic Railway is another day trip tourists can take. The Kuranda Scenic Railway is an Historic train ride up to the town of Kuranda. Kuranda is a small town set amongst a beautiful rainforest. You can also drive to Kuranda. You can drive past the Baron waterfall and the rain forest tropical gardens. And visit Kuranda market, where the hippy artists hang out.

Another way to get to Kuranda is to take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. The Skyrail is an enclosed chairlift that takes you over the canopy of the most beautiful world heritage rainforest in Australia to Kuranda.

Cairns Tropical Zoo

Cairns tropical zoo is on the way to Palm Cove and Port Douglas. Have an amazing experience and enjoy the show of wildlife Australia animal. This place has a monster we call the saltwater crocodile. It’s a killer and can be very dangerous. They usually live around the river outlets or nearby.

Palm Cove

Take a day trip from Cairns to Palm Cove. This place is relaxing because it’s quite quiet with very long beach. There’s a lot of accommodation at Palm Cove. Sometimes I like to drive from Cairns to Palm Cove just for coffee, breakfast or lunch. Then lay down on the beach in the afternoon.

Port Douglas

Port Douglas is take about 2 hours drive from Cairns. Port Douglas is not just a beautiful town with luxury accommodation. You also get an awesome view on the drive from Cairns to Port Douglas. It makes me feel so good when I drive at the edge of the Australian map.

Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest

Cape Tribulation, also known as “Cape Trib” by the locals, is even further north than Port Douglas. It’s about 110km north of Cairns. Cape Tribulation has beautiful nature and sometimes tourists also can see crocodiles while crossing the river or while doing a boat trip. There is some accommodation around but sometimes you will need to book in advance.

Cairns Esplanade

Photo of sculpture on Cairns Esplanade

Photo of sculpture on Cairns Esplanade

Cairns Esplanade is the main waterfront area in Cairns. It stretches for several kilometres along the waterfront. It’s a place that anyone can enjoy – young or old. At the esplanade, you can have a barbecue at any of the free barbecue spots. You can go for a swim in the giant, man-made lagoon. There’s a walking track and a bike track that extends the full length of the esplanade (and longer). There’s a play ground for young children, a skate park for the teenagers, and a volleyball court for beach volleyball. There’s even a free outdoor gym

Photo of free outdoor gym on Cairns Esplanade

Photo of free outdoor gym on Cairns Esplanade

along the side on the Cairns Esplanade as well. There are many restaurants and resorts running along the opposite side of the road to the esplanade. This spot is a favourite on the weekends.

Cairns Casino

After partying or visiting one of the many bars in cairns, you may looking for some fun. The Cairns Casino is open very late, and is made for people who love to gamble, listen to music, play and eat.

Cairns Accommodation

Cairns is a popular place to visit, so there are many accommodation options available. Options include home stay, share house, backpacker to luxury hotel. What you choose will depend on your budget and how long you intend to stay in Cairns. There are accommodation options available for everyone.

Cairns International Students

Cairns has many international students. Many college and schools are available in Cairns for international students. It’s perfect because this place has a very good environment and is not as busy as the larger cities.

Living in Cairns

I’ve been living in Cairns since I arrived in Australia five years ago. I loved it then and I’m still in love with Cairns. But that doesn’t stop me going somewhere else for a holiday. Sometimes my holidays are within driving distance from Cairns, sometimes I have to fly. The Cairns International Airport is very handy in this regard.

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